Penne with creamy smoked salmon and asparagus

Penne with creamy smoked salmon and asparagus

So for two days on and off I have been cooking Ox tongue , the weather has been throwing it down so I thought we would be ready for a slow-cooked stew . However this evening the sun broke through the sky turned blue and braised meat went out the window ( metaphorically rather than literally )

Rooting through the freezer I found some smoked salmon and we had  scored some asparagus in the vegebox this week , also some soft cheese with garlic and herbs.

This was a rather throw-together meal  , but asparagus and smoked salmon work really well together.

Penne with smoked salmon and asparagus

300g of dried pasta
150g of smoked salmon roughly chopped
1 bunch of asparagus cut into inch long pieces
3tbsp of soft cheese with garlic and herbs
Juice and zest of one lemon

  1. Boil the pene for 10 minutes.
  2. Steam the asparagus over the pasta for a few minutes.
  3. Once the pasta and asparagus are cooked mix in the soft cheese allowing it to melt.
  4. Add the zest and juice of the lemon.
  5. Finally mix in the smoked salmon and asparagus.
  6. Season with pepper.
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2 Responses to Penne with creamy smoked salmon and asparagus

  1. goodshoeday says:

    looks lovely – i like this throw together kind of meal – have you tried it with hot smoked salmon its even better but quite a lot richer so you need less salmon

  2. Su-Lin says:

    Yes, hot smoked salmon would be gorgeous with this! This looks like a delicious pasta dish anyhow…love the little bits of lemon rind throughout!

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